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Old 03-08-2012, 11:42
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Hi there! I am new to the forum and just love all of the great ideas and advice! I have been attempting to re-create a flower I saw on Etsy for my daughter, but just can't get it right! It appears she burned the bottom layers down and the centers up. Just trying to figure out how she cut the petals and how she got the middle to stand up so nice! Any ideas or suggestions would be appreciated!

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Old 03-08-2012, 12:05
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It looks like the petals are singed with a lighter. This probably helped the middle stand up as well. There is a tut for it on the hipgirl website under the free instructions. Sorry I'd post it but I am new as well and haven't gotten that far yet !
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Old 03-08-2012, 12:13
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Just a friendly fyi ~ if those pics aren't your own pictures, you need to post a link to the etsy listing instead so the owner of the pic gets credit. Its against forum rules to post someone else's pic.
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Old 03-08-2012, 12:15
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Oh gosh, I didn't realize. I'll take it down now!! I tried to add the link, but it was not letting me
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Old 03-08-2012, 12:18
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Any idea how to add the link?? It keeps telling me post denied bc I am limited to the amount of URL's? I was only trying to add 1. Maybe I can't because I am new??
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It is beacuse u are new! Just type the web address and leave spaces in it and we can find it that way!
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Old 03-08-2012, 04:43
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Ohhh ok! Still learning all the in's and out's! So a little update, I actually messaged the shop owner on Etsy to see if she sells the tutorials. She does not unfortunately, so I ended up purchasing the flower from her for my daughter to wear at Easter! I have made lollipop satin flowers in the past with the poly satin from Joann's, but she said that the poly satin from Joann's doesn't work for these.. She said she purchases her satin from a local shop, not a chain . She is considering selling tutorials though and I guess I wasn't the first to ask her about it! Here is the "link"....tell me they aren't gorgeous!!!!! She is very talented.
www. etsy.com /listing/93863154/butter-yellow-6-inch-fabric-flower-hair
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No worries about the posting pics, I had no idea when I was new either!

My guess, I think most satin fabric would work. Just my opinion, but she might not want you thinking you could make it on your own. I could be totally wrong though.

Have you looked for singed flower tutorials? There are alot of free ones mentioned here and on the web. Instead of cutting out graduating circles, cut graduating petal shapes. Then singe the back layers with the back side of the fabric up, instead of the shiny side. Then singe the top layers the usual way. That might work...
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I was thinking the same thing to be honest! I have some satin left over so I may give it a shot! I'm going to try cutting the petals, will let you know how it works out, thanks for the advice
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I was thinking the same thing to be honest! I have some satin left over so I may give it a shot! I'm going to try cutting the petals, will let you know how it works out, thanks for the advice
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